Tuna products recalled
Mical Seafood Inc. has recalled a number of tuna products because of potentially elevated levels of histamine.
Mical Seafood, Inc. of Florida, US, has voluntarily recalled its frozen, wild-caught yellowfin tuna poke cubes, tuna loins, tuna ground meat and 6oz tuna steaks because of potentially elevated levels of histamine.
Elevated levels of histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning that may result in symptoms that can generally appear within minutes to several hours after eating the affected fish.
Symptoms of histamine or scombroid fish poisoning include tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. These symptoms usually resolve within several hours without medical intervention. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. If symptoms are severe an individual should seek immediate medical attention for treatment.
These tuna products were sold to customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, California Michigan, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten and Grand Cayman.
The tuna products have production dates between 04/02/2019 to 05/14/2019. Four reported illnesses have been confirmed as of 10/01/2019.
The affected product lots can be found on the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) website. Inventory should be quarantined until returned to the supplier or to Mical Seafood, Inc. for a full refund.